10 Trundle Beds That Are the Answer to Your Small Space Woes

updated Dec 27, 2023
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Growing up, I slept on a twin-sized iron daybed with a roll-out, pop-up trundle. While I often begrudged it because my bedding options were much more limited (the amount of awful granny-looking bed-in-a-bags my mom and I had to shuffle through to land on anything that felt age-appropriate still haunts me), it was sleepover headquarters at my house. Having a trundle meant I had a built-in guest bed and none of my friends ever had to bring over a sleeping bag (or cram into my tiny twin bed with me).

Now, as an adult, I can also see value of a daybed not just for a kid or teen’s bedroom, but as a fantastic small-space solution for studios and guest rooms alike. No matter your needs, chances are a trundle bed is a piece you’ll find good use for. From traditional wrought iron picks to luxe upholstered beds, we scoured our favorite retailers and rounded up 10 of the best trundle beds on the market today.

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West Elm

Twill upholstery on an engineered wood frame makes this West Elm daybed sturdy and durable—the listing mentions contract-grade materials, which means it can take a beating. The price includes both mattresses, which makes this bed far more affordable than the price tag initially suggests.

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was $379.99

One of the most affordable options on our list, this twin bed frame with a roll-out trundle (mattresses sold separately) is a real steal of a deal. Upon first glance, the metal frame may not look that comfortable, but it actually boasts padded detailing that all you to lean against it without any aches.

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was $285.70

Bringing to mind fond memories of childhood, this bed reminds us so much of the trundle beds many of us grew up with. Reviewers note that it's easy to put together and looks much better in person, which is always a win. Choose from four different metal frame options, including white, black, brown, and gold.

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This chic, upholstered twin frame (with oh-so-grown-up nailhead trim) works equally well as a regular bed or a daybed. The wheeled trundle is not attached to the bed, so you can even move it to another space to give each sleeper more privacy.

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was $1265.00

Trundle daybeds that look like a sofa are a fantastic solution for studios, small spaces, and discreet guest rooms—basically, anywhere you don't want to read as a bedroom 24/7. During the day, use this piece as a sofa for lounging, and at night, use it as a normal bed (above or below or both!).

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This spindly gold bed has a romantic, whimsical feed, making it a great option for creating a magical little kid's space. That being said, this daybed is also grown-up enough to live in a guest bedroom or office.

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Birch Lane

The rattan details on this Birch Lane trundle bed add a relaxed, boho vibe. It's not just the look that gives a cozy feel, but the full headboard, footboard, and backboard also create a comfortable sitting and sleeping situation. Details like the arched back and four posts give this bed a more elevated look that works with a range of living spaces.

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was $663.00

With its faux leather tufted uphostery the Mickel daybed will grace your guest room / office with extra elegance.

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was $506.00

The trellis frame on the Ekstrom daybed is classic yet contemporary at the same time, providing the perfect dose of modern contrast to your space. Even better, the piece comes in both black and white metal, so you can easily coordinate with your existing decor.

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Home Depot
was $717.43

One of our favorite picks is this royally stunning find from Baxton Studio. This bed's velvet blue upholstery, tufted back, and beautiful silhouette is grown-up and super chic. Place it in an office or sitting room so that it can double as an overnight escape for visiting pals.

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For a daybed that can realistically pass for a couch, try this trundle bed from Wayfair. The upholstered exterior comes in three different colors (beige, gray, and stone) and when it's time for some shut eye, the trundle easily rolls out. In addition to the sturdy wood frame, the bed also includes equally durable slats to support the mattresses.

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PB Teen

The Bailey daybed from Pottery Barn Teen has a feature we absolutely love; a high back. This means major comfort when you choose to fully recline and relax. Also, the headboard is the perfect, secure base for a bunch of fluffy pillows. The bed has a stylish two-tone finish and the trundle is conveniently on a set of casters.